Mrs. Carol Barefield

June 23, 1941 ~ November 19, 2020 (age 79)


BAREFIELD: Ms. Carol Jean Davis Barefield
CAU School of Education Alumna, Curriculum Specialist and 
Former Adjunct Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Carol Jean Davis Barefield, 79, of Atlanta, Georgia passed quietly on November 19, 2020 while under the care of Seasons Hospice and Creekside Providence Village, Smyrna. She was born June 23, 1941, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to the union of Leonard Joseph Davis, Sr. and Dorthal Vincent Davis. Carol was a dedicated educator for over 30 years before she retired from the Atlanta Public School System. In addition, she was an instructor at Clark Atlanta University and Georgia Perimeter College where she developed the talents of younger teachers and helped students prepare for the State Teacher Certification exam. Carol lived, she mentored, she inspired, and she loved unconditionally! She touched many lives as an educator, as an active transformational member of her church homes, Oak of Moreh UMC and Laster Chapel UMC (Pastor Arundel Hope), and through service in years past as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She will be greatly missed by her loved ones, friends, and students. She is survived by her three children, Ivan Barefield, Kim B. Rashada (Yusuf), and Eric Barefield (Narda); eight grandchildren, Ukemah Cody, T’Erica Vaughn, LaMatra Barefield, Corey Barefield, Eric Barefield, Jr., Issac Barefield, Tarik and Adrian Rashada; two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and DeMarco Cody; a sister, Jo Lynette Davis Johnson of Baton Rouge; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and other extended family. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by three siblings, Leonard Davis, Jr., Shirley Davis, and Janelle Davis Heatly. A Private Service with limited seating (family only) will be live streamed during the week of Kwanzaa (her favorite time of the year) from Legacy Funeral Home and Life Center, Inc., Jonesboro, Georgia on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, 11:00 AM (EST); Pastor Arundel Hope officiant.

The family is requesting that in lieu of florals that donations be made in memory of Ms. Barefield to the School of Education Teacher Education Scholarship Fund: Give Now - Clark Atlanta University ( 
Donors may select the School of Education as the preferred designation and the donation may be submitted in honor of Ms. Barefield by providing her name under the Tribute Information section of the donor link. 



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